WLANmall and its parent company, Continental Computers, were named Milestone Systems’ 2014 Regional Partner of the Year at the 10th Annual Milestone Integration Platform Symposium (MIPS) 2015 in Las Vegas.
At the recent Samsung Techwin STEP Partner conference, held March 8-11 in Cancun, Mexico, Samsung declared 2015 to be “The Year of the Partner.” On the surface that may seem like just one company’s take on things; but really, the description could aptly be applied to just about every aspect of systems integration today.
Canon U.S.A. has expanded its line of network cameras with 10 new models in a variety of resolutions and designs to serve the needs of a wide range of video security and surveillance applications. Delivering superb imaging, low-light performance, high-resolution detail, and vital color information through advanced imaging sensors and two proprietary Canon DIGIC processors (DIGIC DV III and DIGIC NET II), these new cameras provide the image quality necessary for detailed video analysis, the manufacturer described.
On Feb. 23, Monitronics International Inc., Dallas, acquired LiveWatch Security, LLC, Evanston, Ill., a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) home security provider offering interactive and home automation services for approximately $67 million.
The revitalization of a 570,000-square-foot mixed-use center in downtown Houston, known as GreenStreet, is transforming downtown into a new destination. The property’s renaissance began shortly after Midway and Canyon-Johnson Urban Funds, which is co-owned by Magic Johnson, acquired the property in August 2012.
One of the many benefits of using IP physical security devices is the wide variety of connectivity options available. Dealers who are knowledgeable about the various IP devices and technologies can utilize existing fiber optic cables for separate networks that can span great distances, providing connectivity to remote buildings, within large locations and on campus-type installations. These separate or “parallel” networks are the best choice for large installations because the security devices are connected to separate cables and network switches, which should eliminate any bandwidth concerns that might be raised by the client’s IT department.
Blighter Surveillance Systems, a British electronic-scanning (e-scan) radar and sensor solution provider, has been selected to supply its Blighter B400 Series e-scan radars to secure the perimeter of a strategic air base in the Middle East. The contract was awarded to Blighter by SDM’s 2014 Integrator of the Year, Unlimited Technology Inc., a security market systems integrator based in Chester Springs, Pa.
With the increasingly complex nature of video surveillance, access control and integrated systems that rely heavily on the IT and IP infrastructure, it was only a matter of time before someone stepped up to the market with a solution for struggling integrators overwhelmed by tech talk.